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Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
 
Identification: Distinctive pale stripes on the mantle. Thin bill. Usually feed whilst swimming.
Information: Distribution: very rare breeder to a few localities on the Outer Hebrides and Shetland, rare elsewhere on migration.
Similar species: Grey Phalarope is a passage migrant that occurs at coastal sites or rarely inland. Usually in a grey plumage similar to Sanderling, but with black mask and hind-crown.